Schedule of Deepen Webinars

Deepen is a new program of the Wilmette Institute that will have at its heart live webinar presentations. Each webinar will be broadcast live on our Facebook page and to anyone who has a link. At the end of the session, learners will be able to ask questions in Q/A sessions. The recording will be placed on the Institute’s YouTube channel for watching at any time.

If a webinar is full you may be unable to log in to the live presentation, as the system currently accepts the first 100 participants only. If that happens you can switch to watching on Facebook or YouTube. Here are the web addresses for both alternate broadcast options:


The shortest “Deepen” program will be a single webinar, but the Wilmette Institute plans to create series of two or more webinars on a variety of topics. The Institute hopes to accompany videos with a web page including reading materials, study questions, and a blog for ongoing discussion, with the presenter periodically weighing in to answer questions and offer comments.

Some of the Deepen programs will complement existing Wilmette Institute courses, which are longer, involve more reading, and have very active faculty involvement. In many cases faculty for our current courses will record six or seven videos for their courses, two or three of which will be used as Deepen! programs, thus providing a free taste of the more intensively developed course.

In other cases, Deepen programs will be an initial exploration of a subject that later will be developed into a course. The Wilmette Institute would like to hear from you about subjects for deepenings and speakers who could provide them.


New & Upcoming Webinars and Videos will be posted here.


Completed Deepen Webinars and Course-Related Videos

Wendi Momen, Economics: a study of the March 1, 2017 letter from the Universal House of Justice
Transcript of Wendi Momen’s Talk

Sohrab Kourosh, “The Seven Valleys of Baha’u’llah: Reformation of Mysticism and Outline of Baha’i Theology”
Download: PDF of Dr. Kourosh’s PowerPoint Slide Show

Kevin Locke, “Music and Native American Spirituality”
Download: PDF of Music and Native American Spirituality Slide Show (The lyrics for the prayer-song taught by Kevin Locke can be found on page 9 of the PDF)
Kevin Locke, “Prayer-Song of Gratitude to the Great Spirit”
Summary of the Webinar

Kevin Locke, “An Indigenous Perspective on Fasting”

Kevin Locke, “Colonization and Decolonization: a Lakota Perspective
Download: PDF of Colonization and Decolonization Slide Show
Kevin Locke’s book for children, Dawn Flight: A Lakota Story, is available here:


Increase My Astonishment in Thee! (an interview with Jena Khadem Khodadad, exploring Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem’s passion for the Cause of God.) Jena Khadem Khodadad also gave a Web Talk on May 14, 2017, on “Zikrullah Khadem, the Itinerant Hand of the Cause of God.” Watch Web Talk on YouTube. You can also read/download a transcript of Dr. Khodadad’s interview.


Resources related to:  The Bab and Baha’u’llah, Two Lives, One Story (2018) from Lead Faculty Druzelle Cederquist 

Storytelling: “Make Me Care” – Bridging the Gap Between Mind and Heart – article with video links

Video Playlist (all 3 videos)
A Closer Look at Storytelling: Take Me With You Part 1
A Closer Look at Storytelling: Take Me With You Part 2
A Closer Look at Storytelling: Kam Kam, Ruz bih Ruz”


Resources related to: Dynamic Consultation 

Dynamic Consultation – 12 videos, Trip Barthel